The GED® Math Test takes 115 minutes and has about 45 to 49 questions divided into 4 main categories.
On the second Math test part, a calculator can be used and a Math formulas sheet will e provided.
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To pass the GED Math test, you have to answer between 30 and 32 of the questions correctly.
The Math questions are divided over these four categories:
- Solving Equations: 30 percent
- Graphs & functions: 25 percent
- Number Sense, Order of Operation, and Probability: 25 percent
- Geometry (the most commonly-tested geometry questions are on triangles): 20 percent
There are questions that need to be solved without a calculator:
Those questions are covering these topics:
- Fractions & Decimals, LCM (least common multiple), GCF (Greatest Common Factor). and Distributive Property
- Exponents & Rational exponents, and Absolute value of rational numbers
- Subtraction, addition, division, and multiplication on rational numbers, Numerical expressions with cubes and cube roots, and Numerical expressions with squares and square roots
- Determine when numerical expressions are undefined
On the GED Math test, Algebra will be tested the most while geometry will be tested the least. Make sure you will divide your study time in accordance with these Math topics.
What Math Strategies should you apply:
- You need to work with the given answers. When taking multiple-choice questions, when you get stuck, take advantage of just the fact that the correct answer is actually printed right there, it is one of the given choices. Correct answers are the ones that work!
- You should plug in real numbers. Or, to say it in other terms: “dummy it down” and use convenient numbers instead of letters (variables) so the problem becomes more concrete. This is a very powerful strategy that you can use not only on many multiple-choice questions but also on grid-in questions.